If you are looking for an Arlington Heights counseling practice, then you are in the right place. Cherry Hill offers individual and couples therapy in the Arlington Heights Area. We work hard to provide a safe space dedicated to giving yourself and your family the care, support, and guidance you need. Amy Croft is the sole provider of treatment at Cherry Hill’s Arlington Heights counseling office. She is an Arlington Heights therapist who provides services for those ages 20 and above.
Marriage Counseling Arlington Heights, Il
Marriage is a sacred bond. Unfortunately over time communication between partners can breakdown and resentments build up, damaging that bond. Where you once felt so connected and in love with your partner you now feel so alone. There no longer seems to be a connection, let alone a spark. You are not even certain you love your partner. Or perhaps, you yearn for more, but your partner is unresponsive. You may be fantasizing, considering other options, other people.
Relationships require work to keep them alive and growing. The stress of jobs and children leave little time for spontaneity, passion, recreation, sex or, most importantly, emotional connection. And if we are not taught healthy ways to cope with the stress of life and relationships, we can develop unhealthy ways of dealing with our problems.
If you or someone you love has expressed concern about your drinking, drug, or other habits, the best thing you can do is talk to a professional. When dependence develops, relationships suffer, responsibilities get neglected and serious health issues can arise. At Cherry Hill, we utilize a variety of theoretical approaches and interventions to help you discuss this difficult topic and work together to find the underlying causes.
Such approaches include, but are not limited to:
- Motivational Interviewing
- Cognitive-Behavior Therapy
- Family Therapy
- Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy
- Gestalt Therapy
- Existential Therapy
- Substance Use Assessments
- Behavioral Assessments
- 12 Step Work
- Community Reinforcement Approach
- Contingency Management
- Nutritional and Exercise Guidance
- Co-dependency Education and Support
Amy also has additional training in working with sex and love addiction as a Certified Sexual Addictions Therapist (CSAT) through Dr. Patrick Carne’s highly respected International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals.
Trauma Counseling for Marriage
If your relationship issues stem from unresolved trauma Amy is trained in utilizing EMDR for trauma survivors. Childhood and adult abuse has been discovered to impact entire societies and economies in never before realized devastation. Marriage is one of the institutions profoundly impacted by the scars and defenses abuse by others brings out in individuals. Dr Barshing’s book on abuse and marriage, Haunted Marriage, demonstrates the commitment of Arlington Heights psychologists to helping untangle the defenses and day to day problems of couples whose marriages grapple with past and present abuse.
Through talk therapy, she can help individuals and couples uncover core wounds, develop emotional regulation skills, fair fight rules, win-win conflict management, and work through anger management issues. In addition, she can help her clients achieve inner peace through hypnosis, relaxation, visualization, inner healing prayer, and trauma release role-playing.
Please know that you don’t have to suffer or do this alone. Our Arlington Heights counseling office is here to help you learn to be your partner’s ultimate support system so you can grow together in your relationship. If sexual wounds or addictions affect you or someone you love, Amy is ready to join you on your healing journey. She also loves working with clients who are invested in healing from low self-worth, depression, grief, general anxiety, or navigating career transition issues.
Arlington Heights Counseling and More
Cherry Hill Counseling was founded in 1976. We now have several locations in the northwest suburbs including Lake Zurich, McHenry, Vernon Hills, and Arlington Heights.
We are located about 1 mile north of downtown and the office is very accessible to the surrounding communities of Rolling Meadows, Palatine, Mt. Prospect, Wheeling, and Buffalo Grove.
For questions about our therapy services or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (847) 438-4222. We look forward to hearing from you soon!